The Art Guide London

The Art Guides

The Art Guide: London

  1. Sam Phillips
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  • ISBN 9780500289204
  • 20.00 x 13.50 cm
  • Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
  • 240pp
  • With over 140 colour illustrations
  • First published 2011
  • See more books in theThe Art Guides Series
‘A treasure, and by far the broadest popular account of London’s art offerings we’ve seen. It’s one guide book you’ll want to read cover to cover, as did we … An absolute essential purchase’’ – The Londonist
‘A clever idea … certainly makes you appreciate the wealth of what’s on offer’ – Metro

This is the perfect guidebook for all artlovers who visit or live in London, and an essential reference book for anyone interested in the history of art.

Its unique approach draws on the cream of London’s museums and galleries to create an easily navigable, narrative history of art and allows you to locate your favourite artist or style of art in any museum and follow it throughout the museums of London.

Do you like the pre-Raphaelites? This book will show you where to find their works in London, from great masterpieces in world-famous institutions to hidden gems housed in galleries off the beaten track. From Burne-Jones’s stained glass in Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street, move on to Millais’s ‘Ophelia’ in Tate Britain; jump on the tube to visit the fine selection of pre-Raphaelite paintings at the William Morris Gallery.

The Art Guide also features concise histories and critical analyses of many important artists as well as key movements, showing you where to see, for example, Francis Bacon’s iconic works and pinpointing his London haunts. See below for our exclusive interactive map preview of Francis Bacon's London.

‘Short tour’ and ‘also see’ sections allow you to trace your favourite period or style throughout the museums and galleries of London
‘Artist in focus’ sections present a full tour of London’s holdings of iconic artists
Extensive reference sections and city maps enable you to use the book as an illustrated guide to every one of London’s museums and galleries
• Individual chapters guide the reader through a thematic, narrative history of art
• Expert commentary throughout on the movements and artists

Sam Phillips, formerly assistant editor of the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, has contributed to many publications including Time Out, Blueprint, i-D Magazine, The Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph.